Dinner decided. Checked for ingredients. One item needed, which required a trip to the grocery store.
In the car, seat belt on, engine started, ready to leave, but wait! Pocket empty, no cell phone! Quickly I remedy the situation. As I’m climbing back into the car, my husband says,” So you forgot your phone?”
My reply, “I remembered my phone. I had not left yet, so I didn’t forget it.”
“It’s all semantics,” was his response. Which got me wondering as I drove to the grocery store, which was it remembering or forgetting?
Dictionary.com’s third definition of forget says “to leave behind unintentionally; neglect to take: to forget one’s keys.” I would have to argue that I did not leave anything behind.
Their third definition of remember states “
I think dictionary.com has supported my theory. I didn’t forget, but remembered.
Side note: I could have left the phone at home, because received no calls, nor made any calls in the short time I was gone.